Late Submission of Work
You will receive a schedule of coursework submission deadlines at the beginning of Semesters 1 and 2. Work must be completed and submitted by the required submission date and time. You should use the coursework schedule to plan your own work programme and you should regard coursework submission deadlines as being almost immovable.
However, it is noted that occasionally genuine medical or mitigating personal circumstances mean that submission by the due deadline becomes a problem. In such circumstances, if you wish to request formal agreement for an extension to a coursework deadline then you must complete a Departmental Coursework/Dissertation Extension to Deadline Form and submit this to the relevant Examinations Officer.
If you are requesting extensions to deadlines for work on more than one module, you should complete a separate form for each module. As far as possible, you should submit any written documentary evidence to back up your request (e.g. medical notes) with the Coursework/Dissertation Extension to Deadline Form. You should submit the completed form and any accompanying documentary evidence directly to the Examinations Officer (or hand it in to the Departmental Office where it will be forwarded to the Examinations Officer). You should submit your extension request as soon as the problem arises, and not leave it until just before the deadline. Submitting your extension request just before the deadline, when the problem occurred some time ago, may affect the Department's decision to grant the extension.
You should note that formal extensions to coursework deadlines are not automatically agreed as a matter of course. The Examinations Officer will give careful consideration to the medical and/or personal mitigating circumstances surrounding the request, and an extension will not be agreed where there are no compelling reasons, since this would disadvantage other students who have worked hard to submit work by the due deadline. The Examinations Officer may also consult with your Personal Tutor, the Module Coordinator or the member of staff who set the work, as appropriate.
You should note that if medical reasons are given as mitigating circumstances for non-submission by the required deadline, then you must submit a written medical certificate from your doctor. Students registered with the University Health Service should complete a Special Circumstances Form and ensure that it has been countersigned by a medical/health professional at the University Health Service.
Special Circumstances Form available from SSiD: Medical Certificates
For more information about reporting absences due to illness, please see the "Academic and Pastoral Advice" ection.
If a formal extension is agreed then you will be informed by the Examinations Officer what the new extended deadline for submission is and the coursework will be assessed and assigned a mark in the normal way if it is submitted within the formally agreed extended deadline.
Coursework which is received late without a formal extension having been agreed will be penalised.
Penalties for Late Submission
Late submission will result in a deduction of 5% of the total mark awarded for each working day after the submission date, where `working day´ includes Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) and runs from 2pm to 2pm.
|Day late||Mark reduced by 5%||Mark awarded when reduced by 5%|
|Multiply by||Original 60||Original 50|
(a) The 5 working day deadline for late submission is absolute and any work submitted after the 5 working day period without a special dispensation should receive a zero.
(b) This penalty system applies to all assignments submitted for assessment on all undergraduate units and all postgraduate programmes including the dissertation component. It also applies to non-modular course units where these still operate.